Valdes, Chucho / New Conceptions
Album:New Conceptions Collection:Jazz
Artist:Valdes, Chucho Added:Dec 2003
Label:Blue Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-12-08 Pull Date:2004-02-09 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 1Jan 18Dec 21Dec 14

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 25, 2006:In Pluto We Trust
4.Jan 30, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum
You Don't Know What Love Is
2.Dec 03, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum - Favorites of 2004, Part 1
Los Guiros
5.Jan 16, 2004:Memory Select
3.Jan 30, 2004:Memory Select
La Comparasa
6.Jan 16, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum
Los Guiros

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-12-14 
Mainstream piano jazz with a Latin feel. Valdes is an adept soloist who infuses a playful personality into the music while also really ripping it up.

1- Midtempo Latin chugger. Gets into some manic soloing.
2- Quasi-sinister vamp; goes through romantic phases and wild phases
3- Fun stuff: Rolling, mid/fast gentle. With some Spanish monologue and a Brubeck quote
4- Soft piano solo
5- Fast and relaxed. Includes some flashy unaccompanied piano
6- Fast tangly theme into slower blues/Latin walk
7- Ellingtonian swing, Latin style. Includes a mad percussion break.

Track Listing
1.La Comparasa 4.Nanu
2.You Don't Know What Love Is 5.Solar
3.Los Guiros 6.Sin Clave Pero Con Swing
 7.Homenaje a Ellington